Tutor profile: Kayla H.
What effect can parallelism give to your writing?
Parallelism can do many things for writing, whether it be academic or creative. In an academic setting, parallelism can help compare and contrast two topics/points and evolve the overall argument. In a creative setting, parallelism can help with foreshadowing, character foils, and chronicling development. By putting two separate things side-by-side, more is revealed.
What are the implications of Isabella not responding audibly to the Duke's marriage proposal at the end of "Measure for Measure?"
A widely debated topic, Isabella's lack of response has earned many interpretations. The most collective assumption is that Isabella wordlessly accepted the proposal, which is the interpretation many stage adaptions play out. However, there is also a counterargument that resides on the idea that Isabella has spent the entirety of "Measure for Measure" defending her own virtue and refusing to relinquish it to men for the sake of other men—even if it is her own brother; therefore, Isabella is put into a compromising position by the Duke's sudden and public proposal, and leads with silence in order to not commit to a marriage she does not want. There is not one definitive conclusion of her silence, but the implications range from meek submission to silent indignation.
What are some of the existential questions/thoughts posed by Albert Camus in his novel "The Stranger?"
Known for his existentialism within his writing, Camus poses many thoughtful questions in "The Stranger." The main character of the novel, Meursault, leads an ordinary life until he murders a stranger on the beach, and is subsequently imprisoned and set for execution. This chain of events causes Meursault to question the "truths" he presumed to know previously, leading to the existentialist thought that life is absurd and the notion that there is no rational meaning to life. Along with this, Meursault begins to question the meaning of life, eventually settling on the idea that there is none; he realizes he is indifferent to the universe as much as the universe is indifferent to him.
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